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  7. Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker

Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker

  • 01:00 - 11 April, 2014
Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker
Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker, © Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

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  • Collaborations

    Benno Wutzl, Zoltan Adorjani, Mark Steinmetz, Robert Huebser, Araceli Garcia
  • Structural Engineering

    KS Ingenieure ZT GmbH
  • Construction

    Dywidag, Habau
  • Electrical Engineering

    TB Eipeldauer + Partner GmbH
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© Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

Text description provided by the architects. The site is located between Messegelände and „Wurstelprater“, close to Vienna University Of Economics and Buisness and public park Prater, therefore optimal position with high recreational value.

© Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

Urban planning and building concept

Composition is formed by angular building structure and tower-like annex connected together with a transparent bridge passage. This location provides a spatial link between subway station and amusement park Prater. Diverse open spaces with different uses are created throughout the arrangement of the building structure, including designed plaza as a forecourt with the main entrance.

© Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

Design concept

Two-floor entrance lobby with common rooms on ground floor has broad glazing openings and is shown on facade, so in that way lobby is opened towards central forecourt.

© Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

On the client ́s request all rooms were designed the same so consequently punctuated facade was developed with the pattern derived from the windows of the rooms. Every room is pointed out with one French window and with one smaller horizontal window. That sequence is extended over the entire stucture, using as a consequence that juxtaposition and reflection of the window will generate pattern. To emphasize the tower-shaped structure, on the northwest facade one bend was given, attica was elevated over the main structure and glazed access was designed.

© Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

Forecourt towards subway station as part of urban design is in large part fixed and formed. Inner courtyards with recreational zones are fully cultivated and planted.

© Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

Layout concept

The main entrance leads into two-floor lobby, to a place that is imagined as a meeting point and a communication area for students. Reception and administration are also placed there. Spatially and aesthetically laundry room, fitness area and study space are integrated and connected to the lobby. Student dormitory has 420 single rooms arranged on both side along spinal corridors. 9 special rooms meet the requirements of wheelchair users and are located on the ground floor. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom and small kitchen unit. A generous 90cm closet and many other cabinets are integrated in overall design of the room and they provide plenty storage space for personal items. Bathroom with sink, shower and toilet is naturally lighted through transparent glass doors.

© Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

Free-standing and movable writing desk allows different spatial configurations and supports the individuality of the residents.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Upper floors mainly contain rooms and can be accessed with 3 staircases. Corridors are widened where the staircases are, where also natural light enters and additional communication areas are created there on every floor. Multi-purpuse room on 6th floor with spacious roof terrace and with view on public park Prater is available for students for their group activities.

© Erika Mayer
© Erika Mayer

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Cite: "Milestone Student Housing / Josef Weichenberger Architects + Partner + Ernst Hoffmann Ziviltechniker" 11 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495286/milestone-student-housing-josef-weichenberger-architects-partner-ernst-hoffmann-ziviltechniker/> ISSN 0719-8884